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Sweet tooth tax on final days

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Kennewick, WA-You'll pay less for your sweet tooth by the end of next week.

The voter-approved initiative 11-07 takes effect a week from today.

That means retailers can remove the taxes the Washington State Legislature imposed earlier this year on candy, gum, soda pop, and bottled water. The initiative also lowers the business tax on producers of products that contain meat.

The state revenue department says it expects to lose nearly $55,000,000 in tax revenue for the rest of the fiscal year.